Friday, February 26, 2010

Leftovers: Use 'Em, Don't Lose 'Em

The skinny chef offers up some sound advice on leftovers over at slashfood. Do you have any interesting tips for spare leftovers?

Cold Coffee
Fill an empty ice tray with leftover cold coffee for smoothies with pick-me-up or homemade iced-coffee drinks. You can even make your own iced mocha by blending low-fat chocolate milk with iced coffee cubes.

Lone Carrot
Carrots are delicious with chocolate. Make your favorite chocolate baked good "grate," by grating a carrot finely and stirring it into your store-bought brownie mix, favorite chocolate cake or muffin recipes.

Scoop of Sour Cream
Use the last bit of low-fat sour cream at the bottom of the container to add creaminess to your favorite salad dressing.

From Leftovers to Lunch
Don't throw out that last cup of cooked pasta dressed with tomato sauce because it's not quite enough to make a meal. Add two cups of wilted baby spinach, or a cup of steamed broccoli (or other veggie) and top with chunky jarred tomato salsa.

Handful of Whole-Grain Cereal
Crush your last handful of whole-grain cereal and use it in place of breadcrumbs in your next batch of meatballs or meatloaf. Don't have ground meat on hand? Freeze the cereal right in the plastic bag that it comes in until you're ready.


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